Lad & Lass Nomination

Candidates must be:

  • Candidates for election as Honest Lad and Honest Lass must have reached the age of 19 by the date of the election.
  • Candidates must certify that they have lived within Musselburgh Council Wards, Whitecraig and Wallyford for a total of eight years.
  • Application must include a personal statement from the candidate, endorsed by their Proposer and Seconder.
  • They will acquaint themselves, and agree to comply, with the current Rules and Guide to Procedure.
  • Nomination of candidates will be agreed by the Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees.
  • A maximum of three candidates will be accepted for the position of Honest Lad and three candidates for the position of Honest Lass.


Riding Ability

  • Whilst it is not a necessity to be able to ride, as the Association will provide SOME lessons, there is an expectation that you will participate in several of the Border Ride Outs together with the 2 Musselburgh Ride Outs.
  • The Association, suggests that you take a few lessons prior to submitting your online application to ensure that it is something you will be able to enjoy.

Weight Restrictions

  • Stables have advised that weight restrictions for riders are being introduced in 2014
    (max 16 stone) for welfare reasons.


Election Rules

  • Please be aware that there are rules that MUST be adhered to during the election of the Honest Lad & Honest Lass. These are to ensure fairness to all candidates.
  • Please read the Election Rules Booklet to ensure you understand what is expected of you, your family & friends.
  • If you are not willing to abide by these rules then please do not submit a nomination form